Deep Purple - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (1969)

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The Concerto for Group and Orchestra is a concerto composed by Jon Lord, with lyrics written by Ian Gillan. It was first performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold on 24 September 1969 and released on vinyl in December 1969. The release was the first Deep Purple album to feature Ian Gillan on vocals and Roger Glover on bass. After the score was lost in 1970, it was performed again in 1999 with a recreated score. The 1969 performance was the first ever combination of rock music and a complete orchestra and has been cited as paving the way for other rock/orchestra performances such as Metallica's S&M concert and Roger Water's The Wall Berlin performance.

The piece was first performed and recorded on 24 September 1969 in the Royal Albert Hall, London, by:
Deep Purple
Jon Lord: keyboards
Ritchie Blackmore: guitar
Ian Gillan: vocals
Roger Glover: bass
Ian Paice: drums
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold

Movement I: 00:33? - 15:10
Movement II: 15:46 - 34:38
Movement III: 35:15 - 47:40
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